Bustan

4.7
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946 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Located in New York City's Upper West Side, Bustan serves Mediterranean cuisine in a modern, colorful atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine from Southern Europe to North Africa. Bustan also caters offsite events and offers takeout for its customers' convenience.

Start out your meal at Bustan with one of the restaurant's appetizers such as the hummus or the falafel with our homemade Taboon bread. Choose from dinner options like the Kebab Halabi or Chicken "Musakhan". Top off your experience with a dessert like the gelato or "Kisses"-baked vanilla meringue, chantilly cream, raspberry sorbet, mixed berries.

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BAR HAPPY 2 HOURS

Starting Sep 4, 2019·Daily 17:00-19:00

Join us AT THE BAR before your DINNER for: - $6-beer - $9- selected wine - 2 for 1 well drinks - $10- specialty cocktails Note: Our HAPPY 2 HOURS is only at bar.

What 946 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RemiR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was incredible, I could not believe that I had never been here before!

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vipLydiaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the waiter who was super helpful and knowledgeable. Very fun evening with very good food!

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LJohn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The service was excellent

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RubyN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food and great ambience.

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SweetSue
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I have gone to Bustan for many years. The food is excellent However, they paired down the menu and a
lot of my favorite dishes are no longer available in appetizers and main courses. I would go back, but
please add some of the old dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was great! Food and ambience and service are the reasons why I came here based on the previous reviews. They were all correct! The celebrant and friends I brought with me thanked me for finding this place for the birthday dinner. I can come back here and can recommend this restaurant to other people for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Udi and staff were terrific. Food was great. We love this place.

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vipRhodro
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Daniel, our server, was very attentive.
The manager was also very accommodating.
We celebrated a birthday, and dessert & we were ‘treated’ by the restaurant.
Friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed our evening, especially with the personal service we received.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was knowledgeable and attentive. When I told my waiter I was vegan, he suggested some swaps and told me exactly what I could eat off the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I think the mains can be shared.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third Time here such a great experience all three times. When with the steak this time around and wow. Better then an actual stake house will make a steak. One of my favorite restaurants thus far

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Siobhan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! My friend is vegetarian so we ate vegetarian and there were great options. It had so much flavor! The service was incredible too - our waiter was great and the restaurant manager.

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vipyarone
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food is unique and very good. a nice atmosphere

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vipParisienne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem of a place! Everything in this Israeli/Mediterranean place was fabulous. We had a delightful hummus which has a spicy oil and we ordered their delicious homemade puffy bread and olives to start with. Then came a deliciously citrusy eggplatnt carpaccio and a lovely roasted cauliflower with a creamy accompaniment. Our lamb kebab was terrific as well and comes in a creative oven dish presentation with a pita-like bread "lid" baked over it which you can break off and eat with the meat and vegetables. (Hard to describe but original and very tasty.) Nothing needed salt or extra seasonings - bursts of flavor in every bite. Good wine list as well. Clubby vibe and comfortable tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

While the food and service were good, the combination of deafening thumpa thumpa music and a long, narrow room which was filled to capacity with people raising their voices to be heard over the noise made the entire experience a very unpleasant one. It was a huge relief to get out to the quiet of a New York city street. We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Second time in and can’t wait to go back. Everything is just perfect. From the drinks to the food.

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vipFlorsolasz0407
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the most amazing yummy food I've had in a long time.

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vipMandrake
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a varied menu. Our server was very helpful. Once the restaurant filled up, it was noisy and there is music which adds to the noise.

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vipTriestoeathealthy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the ambiance, the food and the service! It was a great place to celebrate a birthday with shared plates and entrees. Highly recommended.

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vipArcinpgh
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Rachel was our Server , very informative, friendly, overall great! Love the food. Great neighborhood dining

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service, delicious food. Highly recommend!!

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vipRoni
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, ambience, service! Outstanding. We will become regulars!

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RobertK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu. Everything that was ordered at my table was excellent.

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vipLEES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding quality food for the neighborhood and price point

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service. Great combinations of flavors and an extremely friendly and helpful waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Best Bronzino on earth. Super friendly. Every single dish was perfect.

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vipSnowy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff couldn’t be nicer and the wine selection is wonderful

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vipHKMK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious. The service is warm , welcoming and always conscientious and accommodating of our dietary needs. Fantastic staff!!
Bustan is my favorite spot on the UWS.

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RONW
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time and spent much more than we anticipated.

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hadtomove
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The couscous impressed even my Tunisian-ancestry companion. Chraime was delicious while resisting the tendency of such a dish to be too spicy . Our waitress was very helpful and eager to assist. We had an early dinner and the place really changed from very quiet to coming alive towards the more accepted dinner time.

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MikeB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming place, all great! Im going back for more!

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vipwhycook
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was very attentive, enjoyed the evening.

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KaK212
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time I have been back since they reopened and it was better than ever. Everything we got was delicious; from the Smoke & Fire cocktails, roasted cauliflower, burrata and beets, and the grilled branzino. Excellent service.

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vipTV2foru
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

So we are regulars and after last night maybe a long time till we come back. We had a table reserved for 7:45 and when we get there they place in the back room where we sat next to a large party of over 20 ladies who had a party and let’s say the noise was loud. The staff was less then helpful And had an attitude. When I pointed out to hostess 2 other viable tables in the front she had nothing but indifference. After about 20 minutes in the party room we finally got moved to the table I pointed out. Indifference and poor attitude is unacceptable in a city filled with great resultant.

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vipRobbo
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is great. Ambiance very pleasant. The only 'negative' is that it is a bit pricey. Otherwise, pretty much assured of a great meal!

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Elena
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. I love everything about this place.
The lamb kebab is my favorite by far! But everything is soooo tasty!
It’s great for a dinner with friends, or a date, or a business meal. Just PERFECT!

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MALW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bustan is an ideal neighborhood restaurant--unpretentious, interesting and good food, friendly ambiance. The noise level is a problem, but there are varied seating arrangements that can mitigate it a bit. We have enjoyed our meals there.

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Galito
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service highly recommended !!! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable

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vipHarrietC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat outside on New Year’s eve and though their were space heaters it was a bit chilly

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vipMickeyR
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is a modern take on Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine. Everything we ate was tasty. Highly recommend the couscous.p

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NinaT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The ambiance was nice. The seating was quite cozy for our group of 6. It may be a better spot for a smaller group or for a date; however, there is more seating in back that we didn’t see. Unfortunately, our waitress was kind of rude and unpleasant. She would make suggestions and acted annoyed if we didn’t take them, but maybe she was just having a bad day. The food was very good, and my fiancé and I would consider going back just the two of us.

FAQs

Bustan does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bustan also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5050.

Bustan is rated 4.7 stars by 946 OpenTable diners.

Bustan does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-1824-bustan-nyc#/merchant/1824.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.